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Construction Industry Overview


The US commercial and heavy construction industry comprises approximately 80,000 firms with about $545 billion in total annual revenue, according to Hoovers. Major creators of construction jobs include Bechtel, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, Peter Kiewit Sons’ and Turner Construction. Additional jobs in construction are found in the residential sector, with 170,000 business locations bringing in about $325 billion in annual revenue, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Construction Job Market


Careers in construction are sharply segmented by occupation. Carpenters held just over 1 million jobs in 2010, while construction managers held about 523,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These two construction occupations alone are projected to add a total of more than 280,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020.

Leading trades jobs in construction are brick masons, carpenters, drywall installers, electricians, glaziers, insulation installers, painters, plasterers, plumbers and roofers.

Other construction job opportunities include construction estimator, construction project manager, construction inspector, construction equipment operator and various engineering roles.

The market for construction employment has been among the hardest hit of US industries since the recession began in 2007. When the industry hit bottom, 5.5 million people were employed in construction -- 2.2 million fewer than the all-time high in 2006. In 2011 and 2012, demand for construction work had recovered only modestly due to the glut of commercial and residential building stock in most markets.

Construction Salaries


Wages for work in construction vary substantially by trade. Median annual wages across all construction and extraction occupations in May 2011 were $39,820, according to the BLS. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,720 and $56,130. The top 10 percent earned more than $73,000.

Median wages for construction managers were $84,240 in May 2011, with the middle 50 percent earning between $64,780 and $112,020 and the top 10 percent making $149,070, the BLS reports.
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Company Confidential LUBBOCK, TX, 79401
Req: (HS Diploma/GED) We will train! Competitive wage with benefits. Able to lift 50lbs & have valid driver's license. Pass pre-employment drug screen & criminal background check. Apply in person at: 5208 Marsha Sharp Freeway Construction Material Testing Technician...
Construction Estimator Pendergrass area manufacturer of fabricated architectural construction products seeks experienced Estimator. Candidates must have strong electronic plan reading and takeoff skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access and Excel and AutoCAD a plus. Construction related degree or equivalent industry experience. Salary and benefits. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements t...
Company Confidential STONEHAM, MA, 02180
CONSTRUCTION QC INSPECTION & TESTING FULL-TIME Experienced Or Will Train CAR REQUIRED BENEFITS CALL FOR APPOINTMENT BETWEEN 9:00 am & 12:00 pm 781-438-7755...
SUPERINTENDENTS AND PMs General contractor working for national retailers, hiring traveling Superintendents & PMs Email resumes: 2014Manager @comcast.net...
Bakersfield, 93308
Construction Project Supervisor/ Procurement Lead 5+ yrs field exp managing construction projects. Heavy oil exp w/ cyclic steam & steam flood ops a MUST. Adv computer skills & degree or technical cert req'd. Submit resume & salary history to *****...
Clearwater, 33765
New Home Construction Warranty and Construction Manager One position to include: management of all warranty, prewalk with supervisors as well as management of construction supervisors. Exp a must. Base of local subcontractors and suppliers a plus. Main office located in New Port Richey, most new homes building in North Pinellas. Email resume only to: ***** Reference Code:10...
National fortune 500 Consutruction Contractor located in East Bay area is seeking a strong people and process leader to manage a centralized Admin Support Center has Administrative Professionals and Manager with experience in any of the following areas: Billing Accounts Receivable Contract Administration Production Administration Construction Quotes Estimating Administration Office and Payroll Adm...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
About Us We are design/ build firm located in Tribeca that specialized in interiors and Construction management. We are looking for a sharp, experienced, trustworthy, and versatile office manager with strong project managing and bookkeeping skills. This role has a number of varied and concurrent responsibilities and the successful candidate will be a detail-oriented multi-tasker, who is independen...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
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Job Purpose: Supports construction crew by preparing and cleaning work sites; maintaining supplies and materials; performing steps in work processes; proficient in running machinery; experience in concrete work; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by checking work schedule. * Prepares work site by obtaining and delivering equipment, tools, supplies, and materials. * Maintains clean and s...
COMPANY Terra Engineering and Construction Corp. is a civil construction company specializing in earth retention, drilling, deep foundations, dams, watercourse and marine work, landfill gas and petroleum pipeline installations, underground utilities, excavating and grading. Terra also provides engineering/design build services for earth retention and deep foundation structures. GENERAL DESCRIPTION...
Los Angeles construction company currently seeking a qualified project superintendent to provide overall leadership and maintain the high standards that we aim to achieve for a tenant improvement high rise project in down town Los Angeles. The individual shall supervise the field construction of the project, including its organization, planning, and scheduling, in order to complete the work on tim...
Construction Supervisor Commercial Construction 5+ years exp Full Time Position Greater Boston MA/Southern NH/Traveling projects if interested too Commercial Building Knowledge of subcontractor scheduling, dimensional layout, MEP coordination, strong vendor and customer communication skills Ability to read/digest project drawings, summarize all 16 construction divisions, read vendor scopes, mainta...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Laborer Location: Brisbane, California Excellent opportunity with the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Construction Laborer for one of our luxury home communitie...
Carothers Construction, Inc. is accepting resumes for General Construction Project Superintendents on various Construction Projects throughout the continental United States. Work experience on Federal Government Projects is desirable. Candidates must be willing to travel, and will be primarily responsible for all onsite construction operations for large building project. Daily interaction with hom...
Account Executive – Outside Sales – Online Advertising, Construction & Trade Shows Resumes to ***** Searching for Sales Professionals serious about their future and career. Actual Year 1 average earnings $60,000- $90,000+ Our client is a leader in providing information resources for the construction community. The construction industry and architects find my client useful to search...
Fabcon Construction Field Laborers - Precast Concrete Grove City, OH Join our team and work for an innovator in precast concrete products. Better, Stronger, Faster, and Greener! Our Company: Fabcon is an innovator. We set the standard for safety, service, quality and efficiency, making Fabcon the only local choice for concrete products. Fabcon’s first plant began operations in 1971, producing slab...
If not local to the area, APComPower will cover temporary living expenses for 3 months. After a year individual is expected to obtain an apartment. Summary This position is located at customer sites, usually in a construction trailer, for Construction Services, APComPower. The position reports directly to the district manager with a strong functional reporting responsibility to the APComPower Cont...
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